There are 3 ways to get from Bristol to Dorset by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Dorchester National Express

$13 - $17

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Train  •  4 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Bristol Temple Meads to Upwey

$54 - $94

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Bristol to Dorset 67.6 miles

$14 - $21

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The cheapest way to get from Bristol to Dorset is to bus which costs £10 - £13 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bristol to Dorset is to drive which costs £11 - £16 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bristol station to Dorset. However, there are services departing from Bristol Bus & Coach Station and arriving at Puddletown, Dorchester Road Traffic Lights via Dorchester, South Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Bristol and Dorset is 50 miles. The road distance is 67.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Dorset without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £10 - £13.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Bristol to Dorset, including transfers.

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Bristol to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Bristol Bus & Coach Station.

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The best way to get from Bristol to Dorset is to bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs £10 - £13. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £40 - £75 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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Bristol to Dorset bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Dorchester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bristol to Dorset is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Bristol to Dorset.

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  • Distance: 50.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Bristol, England and Dorset, England?

National Express operates a bus from Bristol to Dorset once daily. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, Great Western Railway operates a train from Bristol to Dorset every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 2 h 13 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Bristol Temple Meads to Upwey
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$25 - $40
Advanced Single
$27 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$45 - $85
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Bristol Bus & Coach Station to Dorchester
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com

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